4765-21-10 Reinstatement of a revoked fire instructor and fire safety inspector instructor certificate.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule, see paragraph (CC) in rule 4765-11-01 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) The executive director may reinstate a fire instructor certificate that has been previously revoked for at least one year from the date of the executive director's ordering revoking the certificate, but not more than two years. In order to be considered for reinstatement, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor and/or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) Previously held a fire instructor certificate;

(3) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a firefighter;

(4) Possess a current and valid firefighter certificate that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-02 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Pass an instructional methods examination within three attempts;

(6) Complete ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire instructor trainer and under the auspices of a fire chartered program;

(7) Successfully complete the four hour "Fire Service Training Module;"

(8) Successfully complete the four hour "Live Fire Training Awareness Course."

(B) An applicant for a fire instructor certificate, who wishes to provide instruction in any live fire training courses, shall successfully complete the "Live Fire Training Operations Course" through a chartered program.

(C) The executive director may reinstate a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate that has been previously revoked for at least one year from the date on which the executive director's ordering revoking the certificate, but not more than two years. In order to be considered for reinstatement, the applicant shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Submits a completed "Fire Instructor and/or Fire Safety Inspector Instructor Reinstatement Application;"

(2) Previously held a fire safety inspector instructor training certificate;

(3) In the preceding seven years, have been certified for at least five years as a fire safety inspector;

(4) Possess a current and valid certificate to practice as a fire safety inspector that is in good standing and meet the requirements in paragraphs (A)(5) to (A)(6) of rule 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Pass an instructional methods examination within three attempts;

(6) Complete ten hours of supervised teaching under the direct supervision of a fire safety inspector instructor trainer and under the auspices of a fire chartered program;

(7) Successfully complete the eight hour eight hour "Fire Safety Inspector Training Module."

(D) In order for a fire instructor or a fire safety inspector instructor certificate to be reinstated, the training course completed by the applicant shall be significantly similar to the current curriculum requirements. If such training is not significantly similar to the current curriculum, the applicant shall complete additional coursework in the areas of deficiency through a chartered program.

(E) In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in this rule, the executive director may take into consideration other relevant factors when determining whether to grant a request for reinstatement. These factors include, but are not limited to the following;

(1) The nature and severity of the acts that resulted in the revocation of the applicant's certificate;

(2) The time that has elapsed since the revocation;

(3) Additional convictions or violations of the Revised Code occurring after the revocation of the certificate;

(4) Any evidence of rehabilitation, including but not limited to, appropriate treatment or counseling, which the applicant shall submit documentation to the executive director;

(5) Evidence of additional education or training, which the applicant shall submit to the executive director;

(6) Compliance with previous executive director orders or consent agreements (7) Compliance with court ordered sentencing;

(8) Employment history, including compliance with any departmental discipline, which the applicant may submit to the executive director.

(F) A certificate to teach issued pursuant to this rule shall be issued in accordance with the certification cycles and pro-rated renewal requirements set forth in rule 4765-20-22 of the Administrative Code.

(G) The executive director shall not reinstate a certificate to teach, if either of the following apply:

(1) The applicant's certificate to teach was permanently revoked by the executive director;

(2) The applicant's certificate to teach has been revoked for more than two years.Such applicant shall complete a new training course and apply for a new certificate of fire service instructor training under rules 4765-21-02 or 4765-20-03 of the Administrative Code.

Replaces: 4765-21-10

Effective: 04/07/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4765.55
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4765.55
Prior Effective Dates: 1/24/08